Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This rich thick chili is suprisingly healthy using ground turkey (and no one needs to know)!!!! The basis of this recipe came from Bon Apetit 1996/Epicurious. I have made my own changes and used this recipe for 5yrs...potlucks, game nights, blizzards... Ofcourse you can use ground beef/venison, different types of beans, but do not be afraid of the amount of garlic, it mellows out during the cooking.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Dice onion and garlic.
  2. Heat oil in heavy large Dutch oven over medium heat.
  3. Add onions and garlic.
  4. Saute until onions are translucent, about 8min.
  5. Add turkey and brown.
  6. When 1/2 browned add chili powder, cumin, basil, oregano and thyme.
  7. Stir 2 minutes.
  8. Mix in crushed tomatoes, chicken broth, beer and tomato paste.
  9. Simmer 2hrs until thickened to desired consistency, stiring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  10. Mix in beans (not drained).
  11. Simmer 5 minutes.
  12. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  13. Best prepared day before and refrigerated to allow flavors to come together.
  14. Serve with diced onion, extra sharp cheddar cheese and cornbread.